Monday, January 31, 2011

Just Sharing a Cute Baby Shower Order I'm working on

These are gonna be so cute when their all done. This is for an Etsy customer of mine. And they want between 100-125. I'll probably be tired of them when I'm all done, but what a darling treat they will be at the shower! I love all these colors! This paper was my customers choice, it is from Echo Park their new Little Girl's line.

All these bright, fun colors. Love 'em! Definitely lots of stamping here. These will also be topped with some ribbon, a flower and tag.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

February Workshop ~ Featuring the Decor Accents Blocks

These little blocks are so cute when decorated! Instead of stamp clubs for February I'm offering this workshop. We will be decorating these blocks with 4 different themes. And get to try and play with with lots of different products!

This workshop will be held at my house on Friday, February 11th at 7 pm. Cost is $20 and includes all your supplies and a lite snack. Please email me if you'd like to sign up. Space is limited.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lions and Tigers and Bears...Oh My!

These are a fun little favor that I sell on my Etsy site. They hold two Hershey's Milk Chocolate Nuggets. Yum! And they make a big hit at Baby Showers! The paper for this set is My Mind's Eye, from their Alphabet Soup line. I just wanted to share them with ya because they turned out so cute!

Thanks again for the order April, hope you have an awesome Shower!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sale-a-bration starts in 3 days!!

Can you believe only 3 more days until Sale-a-bration starts? I'm so excited!!

How would you like to fill your Stampin' Up! wish list and enjoy a discount on all your purchases? With the launch of the Sale-A-Bration promotion on Jan. 25, Stampin' Up! is offering a special Starter Kit just for YOU.

Choose either the Standard Starter Kit or Digital Starter Kit and save $15% ($148.75)
PLUS: You get the following bonus bundle absolutely FREE (a $50 value).

119883 Heart to Heart (or any punch), on page 202 in the Idea Book & Catalog

120806 Something Special Simply Sent (or any Simply Sent) on page 183 in the Idea Book & Catalog

117114 Live, Laugh Love stamp (or any Simply Sent Stamp) on page 183 of the Idea Book & Catalog

121620 Color Coach on page 165 of the Idea Book & Catalog

I FREE stuff, don't you??

Here are the details:

Save 30% on your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days), plus earn hostess rewards AND receive a minimum of three Sale-A-Bration gifts (1 for every $50 in product purchased).

IT'S GOOD TO KNOW: There's no penalty to drop and you keep the kit and everything you purchased at a discount! You'll enjoy full demonstrator privileges through March 31, 2011. To remain active beyond June 30, 2011, $300 in product sales is required - including your own purchases!.

Starter Kit ships FREE.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January Blessings On Paper

We are making these 4 beautiful and fun greeting cards! All supplies are from the new Stampin Up! Occasions Mini Catalog that just started on January 4th! So many fun new collections to sample! I love the chocolate set! ha ha ha!

The cost is $8 and everything will be supplied there for you! If you haven't signed up yet, please send me an email and let me know if you're coming!

This card is made using the Bold Blossom stamp set. The butterfly and blossoms are so adorable. Although you may get tired of me by the end of the evening making you cut these all out by hand! ;) And the so saffron taffeta ribbon, yummy. ;)

Same with this one. I also added a glitter brad, lovely. And I used the Designer Buttons ~ Subtles collection. Oh these are amazing!

This is the Eat Chocolate stamp set. Too fun! I also added some liquid glass to the chocolates to make them look even yummy-er and I sprayed the Rose Red card stock (after embossing) with some homemade glitter spritz. I love that effect.

And this card just makes me laugh. It is SO me. lol! I am a list person and a chocolate person and having 3 young kiddo's sometimes this is how I feel. ;)

This Friday night class will be so much fun. I absolutely LOVE all my ladies that attend. See ya Friday!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Adjustments to My Happy Place

Okay so most of you know that My Happy Place is still in the very new stages. So that means that I will have tweaking and adjusting to do as I figure out the best way for everything to function in here. ;) And I like to SHARE those processes! lol! Things are really starting to fill in here. ;) Just ignore the right hand side, like from the end of the desk and over, I'll fill you in on that area another day. ;)

In my last photos of my room this section of wall was still pretty blank. So I've added a couple extra towel bars and the picture ledge with frames. Everything seems to really fit in place nicely and flows well.

Looky ~ looky! I am so excited about this! Okay so you know I am a new Stampin Up! demonstrator. Well I am not one that already has a collection of SU ink pads. I had previously really only had Close To My Heart ink pads, which I loved the way that I stored them and kept them so handy with the Ikea shower caddy's and towel bars. Now switching over to having SU ink pads, well...they don't fit the same way! And I don't really want a bulky ink pad tower on my desk. So look what I came up with!! It's the same Ikea shower caddy's I just turned them on their side! They still can hang from the towel bars and then I just (get this!!) twist tied the two caddy's together and just hung the top one from the towel bar. he he he! Each caddy can easily hold 8-10 ink pads, although keeping it to 8 is much more accessible. And I can just keep adding extra caddy's as my collection of ink pads increases. The caddy's are $1.99 and so is the towel bar. Pretty cheap!

In this picture you can really see the difference in how the two types of ink pads store in these caddy's. Also you can see that I keep my scrubber and spray handy in the top tray. My sponges are right next to that in the white hanging bowl. And next to the SU ink pads are my clear blocks. Everything within reach, in view and so accessible for all my stamping projects. You can see too that I hang my heat gun on a hook here and it is always ready when I need it. I really am a person who likes things in one room, everything in one place and within reach when I am organizing. I don't like to have to keep getting up to get something from somewhere else. ;)

This part is so much fun! I got this chunky frame and decor element in the bundle with the last Stampin Up! promotion and I love the way that it looks! I just haven't decided if I want a color or black and white picture in it yet. ;) And the Ikea frame next to it ~ they just totally look like they go together. Love it. Also the picture ledge is from Ikea too.

I think I'm gonna call this my 'Paper Manipulation Station'. lol! This is still one of my favorite finds. Purchased from Craigslist last year, it is such a nice piece of furniture and it really functions well for crafting. It's almost counter height so it's awesome for all my paper cutting, scoring, embossing and punching.

A bit of glare here, but more true to color for the wood of this piece. ;)

I LOVE having all my punches up now and I can see all of them in one place.

In the bottom right hand side cubby I use this large accordion file to store all my scrap paper. I love this system. It is organized just by color, so whenever I need a piece of red paper I can just go through that first before I start cutting anymore full sheets. Especially when I just need a bit of paper for a punch, it's really nice to have that handy. Also in that big green box is all my 'stuff' that I use with my Cuttlebug. Keeps everything within reach.

Thank you so much for checking in with me and my progress with My Happy Place. This has been such a joy for me and it's so much fun to share!

Have a blessed day!